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This morning, House Democrats, led by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), staged a sit-in to force a vote on gun control. Almost immediately after, the cameras and microphones of C-SPAN — which typically broadcasts the action happening on the Senate and House floors — went off. But the network found a workaround: Periscope.
Today people in North and South America, Europe, Africa and parts of Asia and Pacific will witness a rare event, not to be seen again until 2033. This is the so-called 'Super Blood Moon', a phenomenon where the moon appears much larger than it normally does, and also acquires an eerie red-orange tint. Unfortunately Australia misses out on this astronomical event, but thanks to the wonders of live streaming you can still catch all the action from halfway across the world.
Meerkat is a carnivorous mongoose native to Africa, but if you've been within 30 feet of a Twitter account the last two weeks, this little guy's name has been appropriated for something else entirely: a new iOS app that brings live streaming directly to Twitter. So what exactly is it, and why all the buzz?